GUNTOWN – Mayor Jimmy Anderson has a vision for the future of Guntown and hopes he’s re-elected so he can see it through.
Anderson, vying for his second term, will face Robert Herring in the June 2 general election.
The 51-year-old Anderson said that during his administration, he and the Board of Aldermen have made plans to see the town grow.
“I am most proud of adopting a 20-year growth plan that maps out our plans for Guntown over the next couple of decades,” said Anderson. “We are in an area that really has a chance for a lot of growth and I feel that over the next 10 years Guntown will really take off. I want to be apart of that growth.”
Guntown is one of the north Lee County communities that has undergone a growth spurt because of relatively low home prices in an area that’s still close enough to the retail and other services in Tupelo.
Herring, 69, said his experience as a two-term Lee County sheriff and four-term Justice Court judge makes him a good candidate for the job. He’s now retired.
“The administrative duties I’ve had in my career makes me ready for this job,” said Herring. “I have dealt with people in this county for many years and believe there are some things I can help this town move forward on. I was born and raised in Guntown and I love it here, I want what’s best for the people here.”
- Danza Johnson, Daily Journal